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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 815

 

January Session, 2005

 

LCO No. 1981

   

Referred to Committee on Public Health

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. HARTLEY, 15th Dist.

(By Request)

 

AN ACT REQUIRING PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABELS IDENTIFYING GENERIC DRUG PRODUCTS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That the general statutes be amended to require that, when a pharmacist substitutes a generic drug product for a prescribed drug product, the pharmacist shall clearly label the prescription container with the generic name of the drug product along with the name of the drug manufacturer.

Statement of Purpose:

To avoid consumer confusion about generic drug products.